Heuvelton Historical Association gets $5,000 from the Grasseroots Fund for Pickens Hall renovation
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 9:11 am

Kathy & Peter Wyckoff of the Grasseroots Fund present a $5,000 donation to the Pickens Hall Restoration Project to David Kingsley, President of the Heuvelton Historical Association.

HEUVELTON -- The Heuvelton Historical Association has received a $5,000 grant from the Grasseroots Fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation toward the $200,000 campaign to complete the third phase of the renovation of the historic Pickens Hall in Heuvelton.

This phase, which has begun is constructing an addition at the rear of the building to accommodate an elevator to make all three floors of the building accessible to all.

The Grasseroots Fund’s grant will be matched 3-1 by other grants from New York State and private sources.

The fourth and final phase, the restoration of the third floor Opera House, will be supported entirely by New York State grants. The prior phases of the project have restored the exterior and the first and second floors of the 1858 building at the heart of the Village of Heuvelton. The entire project is anticipated to cost $2.25 million.

The not-for-profit Pickens General Store is located on the first floor.

The second floor is intended to be display space for the local museum but is currently being utilized also as a venue for cultural and social events, pending the completion of the Opera House.

The Heuvelton Historical Association is seeking additional contributions to fund the completion of the project.